San Antonio Man Seeking Donations to Rebuild Sutherland Springs Church, Add Memorial Park

click to enlarge JAIME MONZON
Jaime Monzon
First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs' Pastor Frank Pomeroy announced earlier this week that the church would be demolished, and a San Antonio business owner is stepping up to rebuild the church's place of worship.

Brad Beldon, chief executive officer of Beldon, said on a GoFundMe account that he is raising money to give the First Baptist Church community a new home.

"We cannot erase the horrific memories but we can provide a place of worship, a place of hope, a place of healing, and a place of prayer for our fellow human beings," Beldon wrote.

The goal is to raise $2.5 million to build a new structure as well as a park at the "damaged" church's location in the victims' memory. A non-profit was created for the fund, registered with the state of Texas and all. At the time of publication, more than $50,000 has already been raised.

Anybody interested in donating to the fund can do so via the GoFundMe page.
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